Evidence-Based Practices Conference 2016

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October 19 & 20, 2016
Cleveland, Ohio.

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Our Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Conference is back by popular demand. This two-day event features two keynote plenary sessions and 42 workshops to help participants become better prepared for Ohio's redesigned behavioral healthcare system. It will also equip non-Ohio participants with knowledge and skills for service transformation. The workshops will explore introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics about implementing and integrating evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other healthcare and behavioral-healthcare innovations that improve outcomes for adults and youth with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE-IPS)
  • Benefits Advocacy and Planning (BAP)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Tobacco: Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)
  • Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare (IPBH)
  • Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)
  • Promoting Housing Stability
  • Much more


Day 1 | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

7:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 am | Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 to 10 am | Day 1 Keynote Plenary

  • Behavioral Health in Ohio: A New Paradigm

Keynote Presenter #1:  Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)

Keynote Presenter #2:  James Tassie, JD, assistant director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid

Abstract: Get PDF

PowerPoint: get slides

10 to 10:15 am | Morning Break

10:15 to 11:45 am | Workshop Session A

11:45 am to 12:45 pm | Lunch

12:45 to 2:15 pm | Workshop Session B

  • B-01 | Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (get slides)
  • B-02 | The Best of Both Worlds: The Convergence of Two EBPs: ACT and IDDT (get slides, handout 1)
  • B-03 | Fidelity to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) (get slides, handout 1, handout 2)
  • B-04 | Job Development for People Seeking Competitive Employment [Double Session]
  • B-05 | Organizational Stages of Change (get slides, handout 1)
  • B-06 | TBA
  • B-07 | Behavioral Health and Managed Care in Ohio: Promoting Partnerships (get slides)
  • B-08 | Tobacco Interventions: What Can You Do? (get slides)

2:15 to 2:30 pm | Afternoon Break

2:30 to 4:00 pm | Workshop Session C

  • C-01 | A Day in the Life of an ACT Team (get slides)
  • C-02 | Implementation Strategies for Effective Integrated Services: DDCAT & DDCMHT (get slides, handout 1, handout 2)
  • C-03 | TBA
  • C-04 | Managing Change in Times of Transition [Supervision]
  • C-05 | Optimism, Team Cohesion, and Recovery (get slides)

4:00 to 4:15 pm | Closing of Day 1: Submit Attendance Forms & Evaluations

For more details and to register, go to the "Agenda" tab at the top or bottom of this page.


Day 2 | Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 to 9:30 am | Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:30 to 10:30 am | Day 2 Keynote Plenary

  • Promoting Recovery within Controlling Environments

Keynote Presenter:  Lorna Moser, PhD, HSPP, is director of the Institute for Best Practices within the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health services research. She is the co-developer of the Tool for Measurement of ACT (TMACT), a nationally recognized contemporary measure of ACT fidelity.

Abstract: Get PDF

PowerPoint: get slides 1, get slides 2, get slides 3

10:30 to 10:45 am | Morning Break

10:45 am  to 12:15 pm | Workshop Session D

  • D-01 | Leadership and Supervision Essentials: Building and Sustaining Resilient Intensive Treatment Teams (get slides, handout 1, handout 2, handout 3, handout 4, handout 5, handout 6, handout 7)
  • D-02 | Group Therapy as an Evidence-Based Practice: Blending Process Group Therapy with Stages of Change and Psycho-Education (get slides)
  • D-03 | Supervising the Practice of Motivational Interviewing (get slides, handout 1, handout 2, handout 3, handout 4)
  • D-04 | The SE/IPS Service Continuum: Helping People Get and Keep Jobs [Double Session]
  • D-05 | Developing an ACT Team (get slides, handout 1, handout 2)
  • D-06 | AOD Treatment Considerations for Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (get slides)
  • D-07 | Transition-Aged Youth and Employment
  • D-08 | Ohio's Opiate Addiction Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Drug Court Evaluation Findings: Lessons Learned from a Statewide Initiative (get slides)
  • D-09 | Assessing & Strengthening Personal Networks of Women in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Key to Recovery (get slides)
  • D-10 | Helping People Build Functional Skills to Succeed in Keeping their Home (get slides)
  • D-11 | Outcomes-Based Supervision: How to Keep "Data" from Being a Four-Letter Word (get slides)

12:15 to 1:15 pm | Lunch

1:15 to 2:45 pm | Workshop Session E

2:45 to 3:00 pm | Afternoon Break

3:00 to 4:30 pm | Workshop Session F

4:30 pm | Closing of Day 2: Submit Attendance Forms & Evaluations

For more details and to register, go to the "Agenda" tab at the top or bottom of this page. 


Interested in these topics? Here are some suggested workshops to attend.

ACT | Assertive Community Treatment

  • A2, A6, B2, B3, B7, C1, D5, F3

MI | Motivational Interviewing

  • A1, D3
SE/IPS | Supported Employment / Individual Placement and Support
  • A7, A11, B4, D4, D7, E1

Behavioral Healthcare Re-Design in Ohio

  • Day 1 Keynote Plenary
  • C4
Clinical Practice
  • A1, A3, A4, A5, A8, A9, A10, B1, B8, D2, D3, D6, D8, D9, D10, E2, E3, E4, F1

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (AOD) + Co-Occurring Disorders

  • B1, B2, B8, C2, D6, D8, D9, F2


  • C5, D1


Earn supervision credits.

  • A2, A3, A6, A11, A8, B3, B5, B7, C2, C4, D1, D3, D5, D11, E2, E5, F3


Earn ethics credits

  • E2

Outcomes  +  Fidelity  +  Organizational Issues

  • B2, B3, B5, B8, C2, C4, C5, D1, D11, E5, F2, F4


Earn up to 4.5 pharmacy credits each day of this conference:

  • A4, B1, B8, C2, D1, D6, D8, E4, F2, F4 

For more details and to register, go to the "Agenda" tab at the top or bottom of this page.


Ohio Providers:

  • 1 day cost: $125.00
  • 2 day cost: $195.00

Non-Ohio Providers:

  • 1 day cost: $225.00
  • 2 day cost: $285.00

Peer Supporters/ Specialists in Ohio

  • 1 day cost: $0, Free.
  • 2 day cost: $0, Free.
  • Conference registration is free for Peer Supporters/Specialists in Ohio.
  • Please designate your role as an Ohio Peer Supporter/Specialist when registering.


We are applying for the credits described below.
  • CEU Certificates will be sent via email or U.S. Postal Service after the event.
  • Processing of CEU Certificates for this popular and well-attended Conference may take 4 weeks or more.


Earn up to 11 contact hours toward continuing education (Day 1 up to 5.5 / Day 2 up to 5.5) for the following licenses:

  • Cnslr
  • CRC
  • LPN & RN
  • OT
  • Psych
  • RCH
  • RN
  • SW

Supervision Credits 

Earn up to 24 credits by for the following licenses. Register for and attend your choice of these workshops—A2, A3, A8, C2, C4, D1, D3, D11, E2, F3.

  • Cnslr
  • RCH
  • SW

Ethics Credits

Earn 3 credits for the following licenses by registering for and attending workshop E2. 

  • Cnslr
  • RCH
  • SW

Pharmacy Credits

Earn up to 4.5 pharmacy credits each day of this conference. Register and attend your choice of these workshops—A4, B1, B8, C2, D1, D6, D8, E4, F2, F4.

For more details and to register, go to the "Agenda" tab at the top or bottom of this page.


Conference 2016 is open to professionals from multiple disciplines, service settings, and systems of care who provide behavioral healthcare, primary healthcare, and other services and interventions to people with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. It is also open to peer specialists, family members, and other advocates.

Service roles

  • Direct-service staff
  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Peer supporters, peer specialists, and peer recovery coaches
  • Advocates

Service settings

  • Behavioral healthcare organizations (e.g., mental health and addiction services)
  • County boards
  • Community health clinics
  • Psychiatric hospitals (state and private)
  • Hospitals
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Criminal justice (e.g., police, courts, jail, probation, parole, corrections)
  • Residential
  • Housing

Professional disciplines

  • Mental-health services
  • Addiction services
  • Social work
  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Primary healthcare
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Criminal justice
  • Vocational rehabilitation


The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University is a partnership between the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve and the Department of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The Center is the parent organization for three State of Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives:

  • Ohio SAMI CCOE | Substance Abuse and Mental illness
  • Ohio ACT CCOE | Assertive Community Treatment
  • Ohio SE CCOE | Supported Employment

Participating Organization(s)

  • The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University


OhioMHAS LogoThis event is made possible with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).


The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University—and its Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives—have been hosting conferences since the inception of the CCOEs in 2000. Participants at these events have come from approximately 17 states and overseas, including the following:

  • CA, CO, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MO, ND, NH, NJ, NM, OH, PA, SD, TX & the Netherlands

Learn about keynote presenters, workshops, and conference participants from a sample of previous events.




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October 19, 2016 - October 20, 2016
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

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October 11, 2016 (11:59 PM) EST
October 11, 2016 (11:59 PM) EST is the deadline to cancel your registration for this event and request a refund.